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Quick Wins Workshop and Companies Profiling to Analyze Industrial Symbiosis Potential. Valenciaport’s Cluster as Case Study

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Department of Engineering Projects, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 València, Spain
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Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica (ITC) Asociación de Investigación de las Industrias Cerámicas (AICE), Universitat Jaume I (UJI) Av. Vicent Sos Baynat s/n, 12006 Castellón, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(18), 7495; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187495
Received: 9 July 2020 / Revised: 27 August 2020 / Accepted: 7 September 2020 / Published: 11 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Management)
Industrial symbiosis (IS) improves resource efficiency and creates sustainable opportunities by encouraging synergies between industries. However, managers still have difficulties in promoting IS, given the lack of appropriate managerial tools to efficiently obtain an overview of IS potential. In this paper, a procedure merging the Quick Wins Workshop format with clustering techniques is proposed, in order to both identify IS opportunities and support IS creation in the industrial cluster of Valenciaport. A total of 18 stakeholders took part in the study. As a result, 79 different resources classified into eight categories—materials (16), goods (14), space (11), expertise (11), energy (9), services (8), hydrocarbons (7), and water (3)—were derived and a total of 78 possible matchings were found. The creation of IS was supported by the clustering methods, which allow for the definition of common symbiotic features among stakeholders, classifying them into groups with similar IS potential. Three IS profiles were identified (high, medium, and low IS potential) and two strategic projects were devised, accordingly. It can be concluded that the proposed procedure provides useful managerial tools to identify resource flows, uncover patterns of exchange, identify possible matchings, and devise projects in communities interested in fostering IS from scratch. View Full-Text
Keywords: industrial symbiosis; IS profile; IS identification; IS creation industrial symbiosis; IS profile; IS identification; IS creation
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Artacho-Ramírez, M.A.; Pacheco-Blanco, B.; Cloquell-Ballester, V.A.; Vicent, M.; Celades, I. Quick Wins Workshop and Companies Profiling to Analyze Industrial Symbiosis Potential. Valenciaport’s Cluster as Case Study. Sustainability 2020, 12, 7495. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187495

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Artacho-Ramírez MA, Pacheco-Blanco B, Cloquell-Ballester VA, Vicent M, Celades I. Quick Wins Workshop and Companies Profiling to Analyze Industrial Symbiosis Potential. Valenciaport’s Cluster as Case Study. Sustainability. 2020; 12(18):7495. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187495

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Artacho-Ramírez, Miguel A., Bélgica Pacheco-Blanco, Víctor A. Cloquell-Ballester, Mónica Vicent, and Irina Celades. 2020. "Quick Wins Workshop and Companies Profiling to Analyze Industrial Symbiosis Potential. Valenciaport’s Cluster as Case Study" Sustainability 12, no. 18: 7495. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187495

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